JACK LANCASTER sessions
This is the list of the sessions I know Jack Lancaster
appears... I've classified them into several categories:
Sessions with former/current bandmates
Collective albums and soundtracks
Albums as producer
SESSIONS WITH FORMER/CURRENT BANDMATES
First starring role (1975, RCA)
(scan courtesy of Alex Gitlin)
Bob Sargeant was keyboardist in Mick Abrahams Band,
and played in albums by Al Stewart or Curved Air. In his solo album, we
can find lots of Bowie musicians (Mick Ronson, Herbie Flowers, Mike Garson),
plus several companions in Mick Abrahams band (Jack Lancaster, Ritchie
Dharma, Walt Monaghan, etc), plus Robin
Lumley, Clive Chaman (bass), Cozy
Liquorice John Death
This is a sort of 'phantom band'. It involves members
of Procol Harum, and although they didn't release any official album. During
years, there have been bootleg albums available, but finally in 1999, we
have an official release for those recordings made at Abbey Road Studios.
The lineup in them is:
Liquorice John Death (1999, Gazza)
Brooker (piano, vocals)
Robin Trower (guitar)
Dave Knights (bass)
Matthew Fisher (keyboards)
B.J. Wilson (drums)
Joe Cocker (vocals)
Jack Lancaster (sax)
He was the lyricist for Cream and Jack Bruce, also
leading several bands (such as Piblokto or Battered Ornaments). In this
album, he's backed by Derek Foley (guitar), Tony Hudd (guitar), Ray Taff
Williams (guitar), Jeff Clyne (bass), Max Middleton (keyboards), Jack Lancaster
(wind), Henry Lowther (trumpet), Vivian Stanshall (here, playing tuba!),
Ed Spevock (drums).
The 'not forgotten' association (1973, Deram)
The Eddie Howell gramophone record (1975, Warner)
(scan courtesy of Alex Gitlin)
We can find lots of musicians from the band Brand
X (the great ones John Goodsall, Robin Lumley and Percy Jones, along with
Phil Collins). Also appearing, Gary Moore (guitar), Tony Sadler (guitar),
Jerome Rimson (bass), Gaspar Lawal (percussion).
The album has been issued on CD under a different
name, The man from Manhattan, featuring two new songs (one
of them featuring Freddie Mercury and Brian May from Queen).
Alvin Lee & Co.
Alvin Lee was the superb guitarist and singer in the
fantastic Ten Years After. When the band first dissolved, he formed his
own band under the name Alvin & Co., with great musicians.
Pump Iron! (Oct 75, Chrysalis)
They released an album, Pump iron!,
with lots of guests: Boz Burrell (bass, from Bad Company), Steven Thompson
(bass, from Stone the Crows), Colin Gibson (bass), Mel Collins (sax), Ronnie
Leahy (keyboards, from Stone the Crows), Ian Wallace (drums, from King
Crimson), and two former Andy Pyle colleagues from Blodwyn Pig: Jack Lancaster
and Ron Berg. On the other side, Alvin Lee
also contributes to Jack's Peter and the wolf album project.
Alvin Lee (guitar, vocals)
Tim Hinkley (keyboards)
Bryson Graham (drums)
As we've read in Jack's bio, his relationship with
Brand X was very close, due mainly to Robin Lumley. This was the first
album of the band, and Jack guests in some song. The superb lineup for
the band was: John Goodsall (guitar), Percy Jones (bass), Robin Lumley
(keyboards), Phil Collins (drums).
Unorthodox behaviour (1976, Charisma)
Smith & D'Abo
Mike D'Abo was a member of Manfred Mann, and Mike
Smith was the vocalist for 60s band Dave Clark Five. In this album, we
can find: Ray Russell (guitar), Mo Foster (bass), Dave Markee (bass), Chris
Mercer (sax), Jack Lancaster (sax), Malcolm Griffiths (trombone), Barry
De Souza (drums), among others.
Smith & D'Abo (Oct 76, CBS)
CHECK AGAIN. Jack is not mentioned in the
Anthony Phillips was the original guitarist in the
band Genesis. This was his first solo album after leaving them, a very
beatiful album, I love it. Recorded during 1975 and 1976, the list of guests
include some Genesis members (Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford), plus John
Hackett (flute), Jack Lancaster (flute, lyricon), Viv McAuliffe (vocals).
The CD edition has a bonus track.
The geese and the ghost (1977, Passport)
This great artist doesn't need any introduction, and
he'll have someday his pages here. This album features superb musicians:
Gary Moore (guitar), Clive Chaman (bass), Alphonso Johnson (bass), Jack
Lancaster (wind), Morris Pert (percussion),
Phil Collins (percussion), Paddy Hunt (percussion). Produced by Robin Lumley.
Andy Forray is a British actor/singer. Jack Lancaster
acts as producer, arranger, and playing sax. With John Goodsall (guitar),
John G. Perry (bass), Robin Lumley (keyboards), Trevor Morais (drums).
Recorded at Ringo Starr's Studio, Startling, Ascot.
Drac's back (1980, Acrobat)
Billy Hamon is a British actor/singer. Jack Lancaster
acts as producer, arranger, and playing sax. With Julian Littman (guitar,
keyboards), John G. Perry (bass), Trevor Morais (drums). Recorded at Ringo
Starr's Studio, Startling, Ascot.
Bombed singles (1981, Acrobat)
I don't know who she is. Jack acts here as producer,
writer, arranger, also playing sax. With Phil Palmer (guitar), Robin Lumley
(keyboards), John G. Perry (bass), Trevor Morais (drums).
Suitcase life (1982, Phonogram)
I think he is a new-age keyboardist. This album features
Eric Tingstad (guitar), Jack Lancaster (lyricon), Norton Buffalo (harmonica,
from Steve Miller Band), David Kreimer (sax).
Shadow dancer (1984, Narada)
Country Joe McDonald
He's the veteran from Country Joe & The Fish.
He has been releasing very good solo albums since then. This album is recorded
with many musicians from the San Francisco scene: from Grateful Dead: Bob
Weir and Mickey Hart (both here, playing percussion). From Country Joe
bands: John Blakeley (guitar), Phil Marsh (guitar), Larry Dunlap (keyboards),
Peter Milio (drums). From Santana: Tom Coster (keyboards), Raul Rekow (percussion).
From Terry & The Pirates: Greg Douglas (guitar), David Hayes (bass).
Plus Maria Muldaur (vocals), Jack Lancaster (sax), John Allair (keyboards),
Chris Kovacs (keyboards), Gene Stuart (sax), Will Scarlett (harmonica),
Tom Donlinger (drums), Mark Springer (backing vocals).
Peace on Earth (1984, Rag Baby)
Jack plays different instruments along the tracks:
'War hero' (Lyricon II (pipes)), 'Feeling better' (alto saxophone),
'Darlin' man (the rocket man)' (lyricon II (trumpet)), and a song
sung by Country Joe with the only backing of Jack Lancaster on flute, 'Garden
Terry Reid is a great singer. This album (his last?)
from 1991, produced by Trevor Horn, features superb guests: Jackie Lomax
(vocals), Mick Taylor (guitar), Brian Auger (keyboards), Jack Lancaster
The driver (1991, Warner)
Bill Ward was the original drummer in Black Sabbath.
He was been in and out the band during the years, as well as releasing
some solo albums.
Ward along the way (1990, A&M)
When the bough breaks (Apr 97, Cleopatra)
On Ward along the way, he's backed
by Jack Bruce (vocals), Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Lanny Cordola (guitar),
Zakk Wylde (guitar), Bob Daisley (bass), Jack Lancaster (sax), Gordon Copley,
Marco Mendoza, Eric Singer (drums), etc.
On When the bough breaks, he's helped
by Keith Lynch (guitar), Jack Lancaster (sax), Steve Tavaglione (sax),
Adam Ward (keyboards), Chris Darrow (mandolin).
Jack Lancaster also plays in some singles for different
artists. I'm still compiling info about the albums where these songs are
contained. For now, this is the list of singles (format: single / artist
Phil Collins Greenpeace
A Girls Dilemma
Jon Anderson E.M.I.
Demis Russos Polydor
Lay Down Your Weary Tune. Aviator
Many Kisses Polydor
The Soul Searchers E.M.I.
Jack & Rick Acrobat
Andy Foray Acrobat
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS AND SOUNDTRACKS
< none for now. Still checking
ALBUMS AS PRODUCER
This Dutch band was produced by Jack Lancaster in
this album. The lineup of the band featured leader Johan Slager (guitar),
Theo De Jong (bass), Tom Scherpenzeel (keyboards, later in Camel), Charles
Schouten (drums), plus help from Max Werner (vocals, keyboards, drums).
Starlight dancer (1977, Vertigo)
Rick Van Der Linden & Catalin Tircolea
Jack produces this album by keyboard virtuoso Rick
Van Der Linden and pan flutist Catalin Tircolea. It was recorded in Holland.
This was a duo from Italy comprising Christine Moser
(KRIS) and Maurizio Arcieri (MA). Jack Lancaster acts as producer and arranger.
Also featuring Hans Zimmer (keyboards), John G. Perry (bass), Trevor Morais
(drums). The lyrics were written by Peter Sibley.
Cathode mama (1981, Polydor)
This band is really a duo, formed by Howard Fairchild
(guitar, vocals) and John Keating (keyboards). This album was produced
by Jack Lancaster, who also plays sax on it.
Jack plays and produced this album.
Live and kicking in LA (1991)
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This album by vocalist Tamiya Lynn features great
musicians. It was produced and arranged by Jack, who also plays sax, keyboards
and percussion. The list of musicians includes: the complete lineup for
Fire Merchants (John Goodsall (guitar), Doug Lunn (bass), Chester Thompson
(drums)), plus Jackie Lomax (slide guitar), Peter Maunu (guitar), Mark
Isham (trumpet), Richard Green (violin), Vinx (percussion), Paulinho Da
Tamiya Lynn (Aug 92, Liberty)
Musicians mentioned in this page that I have
projected to cover in my site someday:
And short tributes to:
Barry De Souza
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15/March/2000. Last modified on: 21/August/2000.